An untrue statement that harms the reputation of someone else’s business or product.
The utterance of a false statement that harms the reputation of another. Although most state laws require that a defamatory statement be made with knowledge of its falsehood, in some jurisdictions a cause of action exists for negligent defamation. Libel (involving a written false statement, including statements transmitted on the Internet) and slander (spoken, as opposed to written, false statements), are both forms of defamation.
Something meant to deceive or mistakenly accepted as true:
A false and malicious statement meant to hurt someone's reputation
(Informal) Cost; price:
An indirect or suggestive remark, usually a disparagement of someone.
The legally indefensible publication or broadcast of words or images that are degrading to a person or injurious to his or her reputation.
Ridicule is defined as what is said to make others joke about or laugh at someone.
The utterance in the presence of another person of a false statement or statements, damaging to a third person's character or reputation: usually distinguished from libel, which is written
(Archaic) A reason or basis for praise
Excessive flattery or admiration.
The sense of wonder, delight, and pleased approval inspired by anything fine, skillful, beautiful, etc.
Excessive, untrue, or insincere praise; exaggerated compliment or attention
An instance of disparaging or belittlement.
A damaging or disparaging remark; slander; innuendo
The malicious denunciation or slandering of another person, especially as part of an effort to ruin the reputation of a public figure.
The experience or beginning of a feeling, need, or desire:
A display; a manifestation:
An impromptu or extralegal system of justice substituted for established judicial procedure:
a petty disparagement
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